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A Quick Round-Up of Cannabis Developments in 2018

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The year is fast coming to a close, and the marijuana industry is still riding the tide of all the changes that 2018 brought. From the widespread legalization of marijuana to the release of different marijuana-infused products, isn’t it any wonder that so many marijuana enthusiasts around the world are celebrating? Let’s kick off our 2018 round-up with a few significant facts:

2018 Facts and Figures

  • Cannabis has two major species, namely sativa, and indica.
  • Marijuana (commonly used for smoking) and hemp (scientifically known as sativa L., cultivated for industrial purposes) are two varieties of the cannabis plant.
  • There are 779 strains that we know of. With various budtenders cross-breeding one strain with another, it is reasonable to assume that there are more than 779 varieties you can sample and enjoy.
  • Because of hybridization practices, breeders have developed various rare and exotic strains that are highly sought after for their unique flavors, aromas, and appearances, as well as the one-of-a-kind sensations they give.
  • Statista’s latest report on the number of medicinal marijuana patients shows that there are millions of patients benefiting from this plant’s properties. In May 2018, California had the highest number of users with 915,845 patients followed by Michigan with 269,553 patients.
  • There was an anticipated increase in product sales in 2018 from USD 2.9 billion to USD 3.8 billion.

Recent Developments in Cannabis Legalization

With a little more insight into the successes of the industry, you might be curious as to what brought on these advancements. The answer is simple: it is slowly but surely being accepted and legalized in many places. Just this October 2018, Canada followed in the footsteps of Uruguay and legalized the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana nationwide. There are various laws in every province or territory, but this sure is a welcome change in the country. These laws cover various aspects of marijuana possession, distribution, and price.

Following the mid-term elections in November 2018, medical marijuana is now legal in 33 US states and Washington, DC. Of the 33 states, 9 (including Washington, DC) permit the use of cannabis for recreational purposes. CBD, with low THC content, is permitted for medicinal use in 14 states. So far, only three states, namely Idaho, South Dakota, and Kansas, maintain a complete ban on cannabis and cannabinoids. Meanwhile, American lawmakers have reached an agreement on the Farm Bill which will legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity.

In light of these developments, it is important to mention that the Canadian company, Canopy Growth Corporation, was able to make its first legal transfer of cannabis products. In fact, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) gave them an import permit, allowing them to get these marijuana products to a research partner in the US. Canopy Growth Corporation is a leader when it comes to maximizing what the plant has to offer.

These developments in legalization are huge wins for the cannabis industry not only because of the projected increase in sales but more importantly the benefits of this plant becoming more accessible.

Latest News in Research and Development

The legalization of marijuana has led to some important developments in the area of R&D in 2018. Here are some of the highlights:

Marijuana Breathalyzer

While it cannot be denied that there is a degree of social acceptance when it comes to the possession and use of cannabis, the fact remains that the authorities still maintain that, on a federal level, it is illegal. Of course, rules such as driving under the influence still apply to all users. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are working on ways to measure the THC and CBD levels in a driver, the same way alcohol breathalyzers work.

While they can successfully detect the presence of THC and CBD levels on the breath; they do face other challenges like the rapid rate at which cannabinoids leave the bloodstream.

It Lowers Opioid Use

In April 2018, it was discovered that government-approved medicinal marijuana could dramatically reduce opioid use. This is good news considering the number of people who are addicted to, abusing and overdosing on opiates such as morphine and fentanyl.

Cannabis Products that Emerged in 2018

In the 60s and 70s, there was only one way to consume marijuana: by smoking it. Now there are a wide variety of cannabis strains you can experiment with and nothing to stop you from exploring what this herb can do. Some of the latest products that have emerged this year include:

• Edibles and Drinkables

What better way to ingest this wonder herb than to mix it with delicious treats and satisfying drinks? With the growing popularity of homemade baked goods, businesses took the opportunity to sell high-quality marijuana-infused products. Kiva is one of the leading manufacturers and sellers of these goodies. From fruity gummies and fresh mints to delectable chocolate bars and even non-chocolate confection, you can try out these mouth-watering sweets that offer a unique kick.

If you are craving a good drink, just head to your local dispensary, and you are sure to find cannabis drinkables. Looking to soothe your senses? You might want to try one of Kikoko’s teas. Their herbal drinks are mixed with a helping of this wonder plant. The great thing is you can choose a variety that can help improve your sleep, lift your mood, relieve your pains, and enhance your sex life.

Those in need of their morning coffee fix should check out marijuana coffee from Pot-o-Coffee. There is a wide selection of blends that offer various experiences for your taste buds. Enjoy a full-bodied brew for your morning cup or get one with caramel and vanilla tones for a more tasty helping.

• Body and CBD Beauty Care

Perhaps one of the most innovative ways cannabis is being ingested in 2018 is through body and beauty care products. With CBD being hyped as a highly medicinal compound, more and more people are adding it to their beauty regiment. From marijuana-laced soap bars and shampoos to CBD-rich ointments and balms, you can use these products to treat dandruff, acne, and even psoriasis.

Clean your pores using The CBD Skincare Co.’s CBD-Infused Exfoliating Cleanser and rid your face of dirt and grime and prevent blackheads. If ‘bags under the eyes’ is your problem, you might want to try CBD for Life’s eye serum. With seed oil and hyaluronic acid, you can go about your day without worrying about the bags under your eyes.

2018 saw many body and beauty care companies focusing on using cannabis as a way to improve their products so keep your eyes peeled for those.

• CBD Vape Pens

The infamy surrounding cigarettes was matched only by the rise of CBD Vape Pens as an alternative. Even without the marijuana content, these devices are gaining ground because vaping offers a healthier means of ingesting nicotine and even non-nicotine juices. With the introduction of cannabis, vaping has become a more exciting experience. You can choose from a variety of juices with varied amounts of CBD and THC content.

What’s exciting about this new way of consuming cannabinoids is that you get to pick flavors that suit your taste. Whether you like fruity notes or savory ones, you can get an e-juice that can satisfy your taste buds. This way, you can easily get your cannabinoid fix in a fun and tasty way, while perfectly blending in with the vaping crowd.

• ‘Luxury Pot’

This herb is becoming more and more mainstream as the years go by. With its impending mainstream popularity, various brands have emerged to provide a ‘luxury’ version of this miracle plant. Defonce Chocolatier offers artisanal chocolate bars infused with dried buds in a wide range of flavors. These 20-dollar candies come in matcha, coffee, and mint flavors. You can also check out the selections from Beboe. Dubbed ‘The Hermes of Marijuana,’ their items come in luxe packaging with an equally sleek appearance. Try out their stylish vape pens or take some of their pastilles to get your quick fix of this herb.

• Dog Treats

Who would have thought you could feed cannabis products to your dogs? With recent developments, you can now share the benefits of this herb with your animal companion. Giving your dog these treats can address problems such as inflammation, mood issues, skin conditions, and muscle spasms. Keep in mind that these items are mixed with a lower dosage of cannabinoids to make it more compatible with a dog’s body. Moreover, make sure that you only give a controlled amount to your pet.

Cannabis is indeed a wonder plant but what’s more wonderful is the continuous developments the industry has enjoyed in 2018 — new products, legal progress, and even new strains have made this year one for the books for the marijuana industry and enthusiasts. With greater support for this miracle herb, we can certainly look forward to another year full of good news and weedy goodness.

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How YOU Can Support The Cannabis Legalization Movement

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The Different Impacts of Marijuana Legalization

As you may know, cannabis legalization has been controversial for decades. Supporters of legalization argue that it’s about time we recognized the potential medical benefits of marijuana and stop spending so much money trying to fight the war on drugs. But opponents argue that legalizing cannabis would result in more teens using the drug and cause an increase in crime rates—and they have plenty of evidence to back up their claims. It’s easy to get lost in all of this information, but here’s something you should remember: You can make a difference! Every day, people all over the country are getting involved in discussions about cannabis legalization and making sure their voices are heard by elected officials who need to hear them most. Here are five ways YOU can support the legalization movement:

Learn about the history of cannabis legalization.

Cannabis has been around for thousands of years, and there are many positive reasons why it should be legalized. To begin with, cannabis is a versatile crop that can be used in a variety of ways. Cannabis has been grown for industrial purposes, food, and medicine.

Cannabis was used medicinally in ancient China as early as 2737 BC – far earlier than any other civilization considered to have an advanced medical system. The Chinese found that cannabis was effective in treating many ailments, including malaria, insomnia, constipation, and rheumatism (painful muscles and joints). In India, over 2,000 years ago, it was used by Hindu priests at religious ceremonies because of its calming effects on the mind (aided by its euphoric properties).

Educate yourself on the medical benefits of cannabis.

Cannabis is a natural medicine that has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments, from depression and insomnia to nausea associated with chemotherapy. It’s also been shown to lower blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels (this is why cannabis is often prescribed for individuals with hypertension), reduce inflammation in joints and muscles (which may explain why people who regularly smoke marijuana report less joint pain), delay aging (which also might explain why some very old people seem younger than they really are), increase appetite (that’s right—cannabis actually helps you eat more!), reduce neuropathic pain (i.e., nerve-related chronic pain that doesn’t respond well to other treatments), improve sleep quality etc.

It is important to be educated on the benefits of cannabis, and Deven Darnel is a clothing brand on a mission to continue to support cannabis legalization and decriminalization as well as amplifying the research done on it through those who support their brand initiatives.

Support candidates who support cannabis legalization.

In order to support candidates who support cannabis legalization, you have to know which ones they are. You can find that information through a variety of sources. For example:

  • Ballotpedia has a complete list of all current and upcoming marijuana-related ballot measures in all 50 states. This includes not only whether or not a given state supports legalization but also what their laws are with regard to possession limits and other restrictions on the use and possession of cannabis products for medical purposes.
  • Find out if your state has already legalized recreational cannabis; if so, research how it was done (i.e., did voters approve it at the ballot box? Was it part of an existing legislative bill?) and look into how effective those policies have been thus far (i.e., do people still get arrested for small amounts?)

Put pressure on elected officials to vote in favor of legalizing cannabis.

Did you know that you can contact your elected officials directly? Even if you’re not a US citizen, there are ways for you to make your voice heard.

If you’re in the United States, it’s as easy as visiting [https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative](https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative) and entering your zip code to find out who represents you in Congress. From there, all it takes is sending an email or calling their office with the following script:

  • “Hi! My name is ____ and I live in ____ [town]. As a constituent of yours, I’m calling today because I believe that legalizing cannabis would be beneficial for our community.”
  • “I urge [Congressman/Congresswoman] to vote yes on H.R., S., R., or whatever legislation will legalize cannabis nationwide.”

Join a national organization that supports cannabis legalization.

If you want to support cannabis legalization, there are a number of organizations you can join and help.

One organization is DCMJ, which was founded in Washington D.C., and has chapters in other states as well. DCMj’s mission is to educate the public about the benefits of cannabis legalization and lobby for reform at both the state and federal levels. The group also hosts events such as Smoke Out 4/20 gatherings on Capitol Hill to raise awareness about their cause.

Other national organizations include NORML (National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws), Drug Policy Alliance, Marijuana Policy Project, etc…

Spread the word with friends and family.

It’s important to spread the word about cannabis legalization. You can do this by sharing articles and videos on social media or starting a conversation with friends and family. If you have children in your life, it is especially important that they understand what is happening in the world of weed! It’s never too early to start educating them on the topic.

Get involved in your local community through volunteerism.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and make positive connections with your community. You can volunteer at local events and festivals or find organizations that focus on the same issue you care about. Volunteering is also an excellent way to learn new skills and gain experience in your field of interest.

If you’re interested in volunteering for cannabis legalization, there are several ways you can get involved:

  • Local groups like NORML or DPA often need volunteers for outreach programs, canvassing for signatures on petitions, phone banking campaigns, and other activities where they need help from people who live near the event. It’s important to contact these organizations in advance, so they know when a certain event is happening so that there aren’t any conflicts between what’s happening locally and what’s going on nationally/internationally (i.e., if one organization needs someone during a specific week but another needs them during another time).

You can help change laws that impact people’s lives and make the world a little bit better.

Now, you can help change laws that impact people’s lives and make the world a little bit better. Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Join a local organization in your community. For example, if an organization in your area advocates for cannabis legalization, join it!
  • Get involved with a national organization such as NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). You can find more information about this group here: [link to NORML]. They have chapters all over the country, so you should be able to find one near where you live!
  • Spread awareness among friends and family members by talking about what’s happening with cannabis legalization movements in other states/countries; point out how important this movement is because it involves human rights issues, too, like freedom of choice or self-determination when making decisions on their own bodies/lives (which we’ll talk more about later).

Conclusion

We know that many people out there have a lot of questions about cannabis and what it means for the future. That’s why we want to encourage you to learn more about how this plant can help people in your community, how it was used by ancient civilizations, and even how it might affect climate change if used as an alternative energy source! We hope this article has been helpful in getting started on taking action for legalization as a new activist or supporter of the movement. But if not, don’t worry about it—we all start somewhere. So go forth with confidence, remembering that every little bit counts towards creating change in our world.

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How to Creatively Promote Your CBD Brand in Different Social Media Platforms

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Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms have been the go-to place for people to read the news, buy products, and even promote their businesses. Indeed, it’s easy to use these social media platforms! All you have to do is to create an account, know your market, and post your products.

But things are different when your business is anything related to the cannabis plant. We all know how difficult it is to promote cannabis-related products and services. We have seen people being behind the bars for just advertising cannabis products, and as an entrepreneur, you never want that.

All you want is to get your business known by the public and earn, right? But how can you do that if there are restrictions that make it difficult for you to do the easiest way to advertise your products? In this article, we’ll give you some creative ways to promote your CBD brand on different social media platforms without breaking the law. Continue reading to learn more.

Tip #1 Know the Guidelines

Your main goal in using social media is to get engagements and convert these engagements into profit. But, as mentioned, it’s difficult to move when your products are anything related to the cannabis plant, regardless if it’s CBD or not.

But you can still maximize social media platforms to promote your business if you fully understand the guidelines and restrictions on every platform. If you adhere to the platform’s guiding principles and limits, you can earn backlinks. Consequently, ignoring these rules might result in your account being disconnected from the venue.

There’s a lot at stake for CBD brands, which must follow regulations set by the federal government when it comes to social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. You need to ensure that your items are safe to eat, that they are properly labeled, and so on so that you don’t miss out on such an important chance. Research on hemp-infused goods should be adequate and from reliable sources so no one can accuse you of being transparent.

Tip #2 Focus First on Educating Than Selling

Keep in mind that social media pages should only promote useful content and not focus solely on selling. If you provide exact and specific advantages of all the items, such as why CBD is important, the advantages of using hemp-infused products, etc., it will be beneficial. Customers are more likely to pay for your hemp-infused items if they read great reviews from others who have purchased them.

Tip #3 Build Community

Rather than focusing on the number of followers you have on social media, you should be looking to build a community that may be mutually beneficial for you. Having “excellent content” and “interesting information” on your page makes people more inclined to purchase your products.

Make your staff aware of the importance of utilizing the correct hashtag on Twitter in order to get more retweets. Promote your content using cutting-edge methods and find new members of your target audience who can help you grow your business.

Takeaway

It’s difficult to keep up with social media regulations when it comes to the cannabis and CBD market, especially if you want to increase your sales and growth. To avoid account limits and lure your target audience to your social media profiles, you can use the three important tips provided in this article. Let us know what you think!

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How Kratom can Help Manage Withdrawal Symptoms

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When you’re trying to get clean from an addiction, the withdrawal symptoms can be the hardest part. They make it difficult to focus on getting better and can even trigger relapses. The good news is that there are natural remedies available that can help mitigate withdrawal symptoms as you work toward recovery. One of those remedies is kratom, which has been shown to help manage pain, anxiety, and depression while also boosting energy levels in people going through detoxification and withdrawal. Delta 8 can also help but we will focus on kratom in this post. Let’s explore how kratom works for treating the most common effects of drug or alcohol addiction recovery.

Kratom can help when you are working to stop your addiction.

Kratom can help you when you are working to stop your addiction. You can’t use kratom to get high, but it does have many benefits for those trying to recover from an addiction. Here are some of them:

  • It can help with withdrawal symptoms.
  • It can help with pain and anxiety.
  • It will improve your mood and energy levels so that you don’t feel depressed or sluggish anymore, which is common among addicts who are going through withdrawal symptoms.

Kratom for Pain

Let’s face it: no one likes to feel pain. Pain is a symptom of many conditions, ranging from the common cold to serious diseases like cancer. But one thing’s certain: when you’re in pain, you need relief as soon as possible.

Kratom can help with pain management and even reduce inflammation, which will give you some extra comfort during your withdrawal process. You may not be able to take a full dose of Kratom every day (unless your doctor has prescribed it). Do what works best for your body—start small if necessary and work your way up slowly until results are noticeable!

Kratom for Anxiety

Kratom is also known to help with anxiety. As we discussed earlier, kratom can be used to treat depression. Kratom is also effective at managing pain and can even be used as a substitute for narcotics that are highly addictive and dangerous. Kratom has been shown to be one of the best natural remedies for insomnia and helps people sleep well at night without any side effects like drowsiness or lethargy in the morning.

Kratom for Depression

Depression is a very common side effect of pain medications such as opioids. It’s also a common side effect of kratom withdrawal. If you’re feeling depressed, it can be hard to keep going. You may find yourself unable to leave the house, have trouble sleeping and feel hopeless about the future. You might even consider suicide if things don’t get better soon enough—and sadly, many people do take their own lives when they’re suffering from depression and feeling like there’s no other way out of their problems.

Kratom can help with depression because it works as an antidepressant and mood stabilizer in addition to being used for opioid withdrawal symptoms relief; this means that if you’re struggling with both physical pain from taking too much medication or having too many surgeries over time (and therefore needing lots of different types), then kratom could work well for reducing both mental anguish while also helping calm down those fight-or-flight responses that we all have built into our bodies’ chemistry systems after experiencing trauma such as childbirth or surgery procedures themselves!

Conclusion

We hope that we have helped you understand how Kratom can help with withdrawal symptoms. It is important to know that if you are going through this process, it is not easy. You will need support from those around you who understand what you are going through and want to help support their loved ones on the road to recovery. Generally, people should stay under 3g of kratom daily, always use a scale, and switch strains/take a day off at least once weekly. Always consult with your physician prior to taking on any new treatment of any kind.

We hope our tips will assist in helping ease some of these symptoms associated with addiction withdrawal so that your journey towards recovery may be a little easier!

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